OLD Media Moves

Bartiromo to host “Fox News Primetime” next week

March 12, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo will return to the anchor chair during “Fox News Primetime” on Monday as the network continues its search for a permanent host, reports Lindsey Ellefson of The Wrap.

Ellefson writes, “Bartiromo will become the first woman to guest host the 7 p.m. show twice since it launched. The network has rotated a cast of star hosts, one per week, since the show’s January debut, but has not yet announced a permanent anchor. The top-rated hosts so far have been Brian Kilmeade, Trey Gowdy and Bartiromo.

“Bartiromo previously hosted the 7 p.m. hour at the end of January. She averaged 1.88 million total viewers for that week, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data. During Gowdy’s first week of hosting at the beginning of February, he averaged 1.99 million.

“After a schedule reshuffling at the beginning of the year that moved previous 7 p.m. host Martha MacCallum to 3 p.m. and turned the hour from news to opinion, Kilmeade took over during the first week. He averaged 1.96 million. Other guest hosts — who averaged lower than Bartiromo, Gowdy and Kilmeade — included Mark Steyn, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Katie Pavlich and Lawrence Jones.”

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